10 Tips to Mentor Youth Like a Superstar

Teens are starving for attention from an adult who believes in them. A  teen who doesn’t have a healthy relationship with an adult often lacks confidence. They are less likely to develop communication and social skills needed to establish strong personal...

What You Must Do to Invite & Involve Youth (So They Want to Stay)

The pastor of a small church encouraged his congregation to reach out to young people and make them feel welcome. “Our youth are important. We need you,” he insisted. “You are our future.” Everyone applauded. Unfortunately, no young people were in the audience to hear...

How to Be a Good Role Model

I recently asked a group of adults to describe important qualities they believed young people look for in a role model. They said a strong role model is fun and has a great sense of humor. Someone who understands what it’s like to be a kid. Someone who wants to...
Why You Need a Cheering Section (and How to Create One)

Why You Need a Cheering Section (and How to Create One)

“Oh, you hate your job?  Why didn’t you say so?” sarcastically laughed comedian Drew Carey. “There’s a support group for that. It’s called everybody and they meet at the bar.” There are many types of support systems – and they may or may not...

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